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Fri
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Dec

USDA FOREST SERVICE, SUPERIOR NATIONAL FOREST: COMPETITIVE INTEREST FOR SPECIAL USE YURT SITE OPERATIONS

USDA FOREST SERVICE, SUPERIOR NATIONAL FOREST: COMPETITIVE INTEREST FOR SPECIAL USE YURT SITE
OPERATIONS

Fri
16
Dec

Ely School Board Meeting Minutes for November

School Board Meeting Minutes November 14, 2016 (Bd approved 12-12-2016)

Fri
16
Dec

Ely’s hometown newspaper - The Ely Echo - is loaded with news and photos

Here are just a few headlines from the Echo this week:

Nolan proposes legislation to resolve BWCA cisco issue -

Ely rec center project nears key decision points in 2017 -

Early Christmas present: Lake Country Power members will get $2.5 million in capital credits -

Sara Skelton to receive Community Service to Arts Award from Ely Music and Drama Club -

Skiers ready at start line: Defending section champs open new year with home meet

Fri
16
Dec

Federal action derails Twin Metals leases

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
16
Dec

Small size, big impact

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
16
Dec

Scouts carol in the holiday season

SINGING LOUD were Christmas carolers and Ely Girl Scouts: (Back) Kaylin Visser, Shealie Bartel (face covered up), Lilli Rechichi, Lucy Finnegan, Ester Anderson, Ava Skustad, Grace LaTourell, Claire Blauch, Allison LaTourell; (Middle) Madison Jonas, Rena Johnston, Maggie Fetterer, Sylvia Shock, Anya Mosher, Madelyn Moen, Rylee Larsen, Judy Roarty, Rosemary Schlosser; (Crouching Behind Row) Chloe Janeksela, Grace Flynn; (Front) Aubrielle Poppler, Kayla Larsen, Mikala Shusta, Lindi Zemke, Siiri Nelson, Ivy Ohlhauser. Photo by Tiffany Zemke.

Fri
16
Dec

Helms wins state honor

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
16
Dec

Just about everybody reads the Ely Echo and celebrates, too

Celebrating 10 years and 21 stays at Silver Rapids Lodge by presenting Suzette and Gary Tedrick with a quilt made by the group (and of course, reading the Echo) were , front: Jackie Gomez, Rita Ryan, Vera Kuehl, Suzette and Gary, Barb Gunther, Harriet Moen, Linda Anderson; back: Linda Holder, Kay Ojala, Sandy Manning, Iris Schraw, Cheryl Hoff, Joni Jatvis, Cindy Muller, Petsy Myers, Linda Anderson, Bonnie Sundvik and Anne Adams.

Tue
13
Dec

Hospital passes financial check-up

by Tom Coombe -

Sun
11
Dec

Rising above the fray: time to put Forsman flap to bed

It was the irony of ironies that on Tuesday night, at the tail end of a meeting that attracted an overflow crowd that spilled out into the hallways, television crews from Duluth and even three police officers to maintain order at City Hall, the Ely City Council awarded the bid for next year’s July 4 fireworks celebration.
Those proved to be the only real fireworks of the night, much to the surprise of many who filled the room or followed along on social media.
The climax of the firestorm that erupted when council member Dan Forsman posted a political meme - on an internet site made up of Hillary Clinton supporters - was rather anti-climactic.
Forsman apologized, those demanding he resign or be thrown off the council kept their pitchforks at home, and civility reigned.
It was the best possible outcome to a situation that had turned ugly, with social media providing the fuel.
With this chapter of 2016 now hopefully closed, here are a few takeaways:

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